Emily, our OT, has been of the mind all along that Finn not only needs ST pronto, but is in a position to absolutely benefit from it (despite our SC deeming him "not cognitively ready to benefit from ST"). She sent a letter to our SC a few days ago strongly recommending that Finn receive ST based on the readiness she has observed in him. I was pleased that Emily cared enough to take it upon herself to send the letter, but in all honesty, based on our track record with our SC, I really didn't expect anything to come of it. I figured Amber (SC) would ignore the letter. But I got a call from Amber this morning saying she got Emily's letter and she is arranging for Finn to get a speech eval by a very reputable SLP in our area (I've heard really good things about this therapist).